Nest and eggs of Spotted Towhee, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, Hillsboro, Oregon on 24 June 2010 by Sarah Pinnock.
Breeding season activities continue at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Hillsboro, Oregon.
A drake RUDDY DUCK and a female BUFFLEHEAD were likely non-breeding wanderers. They mey either not have nested anywhere or their nesting attempts elsewhere may have failed.
The grass is now mowed and the rain (mostly) stopped, so the entire Preserve trail system is open. A nest of BARN SWALLOWS fledged during the week. Other new nests found this week include AMERICAN ROBIN and SPOTTED TOWHEE (above). Recently fledged TREE SWALLOWS, BUSHTITS, WESTERN SCRUB-JAYS, HOUSE FINCHES, EUROPEAN STARLINGS, and other birds are now seen regularly.
Great Blue Heron